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Grade 9 Welcome Retreat

Grade 9 Welcome Retreats are a perfect start to High School — Students will be challenged to grow their leadership and communication skills as individuals, and as a larger group. Fun and interactive programming includes team building activities, Low Ropes, High Ropes and Large Group Games. These custom-designed programs prepare students for a successful start to high school, and focus on activities that explore self-awareness, the benefits of getting involved, and improve decision making abilities.

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Every program is fully customizable with a large selection of activities for you and your team to choose from.

For your Grade 9 Welcome Retreat, we recommend:

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High Ropes

Participants can traverse the obstacles suspended in the air with more than one teammate at a time, or help to belay their teammates and communicate with them from below. These courses challenge participants to develop trust within themselves and their teammates.

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Low Ropes

A series of ground based obstacles designed to challenge teams and individuals to work together. Exercises focus on building trust, improving participants’ ability to communicate, stimulating creative problem solving, collaborating even with constraints, and developing and executing a plan with many moving parts.

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Large Group Games

Active competition based games that students complete in teams. Activities include field sports and camp-wide challenges that encourage communication, sportsmanship, teamwork, and cooperation.

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Personal Development Workshops

Participants can traverse the obstacles suspended in the air with more than one teammate at a time, or help to belay their teammates and communicate with them from below. These courses challenge participants to develop trust within themselves and their teammates.

Click the Program Guide below for a full list of activities.

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